|Name:||Dr. Philip Scepanski|
|Office Location:||Lowell Thomas 245|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2393|
Philip Scepanski studies American television history and cultural theory. His current book project focuses on the ways American television comedy responds to and manages moments of collective trauma. He is also researching Eleanor Roosevelt's presence on National Educational Television in the late 1950s until her death and the impact her show, Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt, had on her relationship with John F. Kennedy.
“Sacred Catastrophe, Profane Laughter: Family Guy’s Comedy in the Ritual of Nationl Trauma.” In The Comedy Reader, edited by Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz. Austin: University of Texas Press, Forthcoming.
“Comedy from the Intersections: Chris Rock on Class and Race.” In Taking a Stand: Contemporary Stand-up Comedians as Public Intellectuals, edited by Peter Kunze and Jared Champion. London: Palgrave MacMillan, Forthcoming.
“Dummies and Demographics: Islamophobia as Market Differentiation in Post-9/11 Television Comedy.” In Taboo Comedy: Television and Controversial Humour, edited by Chiara Bucaria and Luca Barra, 119–38. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.
"9/11, Television Comedy, and the Ideology of 'National Trauma." In Exploring the Edges of Trauma: 150 Years of Art and Literature, edited by Alexandra Stara and Tamás Bényei. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014.
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